transmission service blog post 1

Just like replacing your engine oil, a transmission service is part of your vehicles routine maintenance.

 A complete Transmission service should include a few things:

  • Removing and examining the sump or pan (where possible)
  • Replacing the Filter or cleaning the screen
  • Cleaning the pan
  • Reinstalling the pan with a new pan gasket 
  • Pumping out the old fluid and replacing it with NEW, HIGH QUALITY ATF
  • Adding a friction modifier or additive package (model specific)

To restore the holding power between the clutches, reduce slip and heat production we add new fluid. Removing the old fluid washes away tiny particles of clutch material and metal shavings. Those particles clog passages and squeeze between moving parts, which is what causes wear throughout the transmission. Changing the fluid eliminates those particles and the wear they cause.

The end result of changing the fluid is to improve the holding ability of the friction components, reduce heat and provide better lubrication. This small investment keeps your transmission working better for years longer, and minimizes the risk of you facing major transmission repairs. 

Whenever possible, adding an external filter to the cooler line to remove any dirt particles that make it past the internal filters. 

If you think your vehicle is due for a Transmission Service or you have any questions please feel free to call us! (845) 522-8104